To Harley Stephens, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous . . . The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who’s invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. He’s the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and excitement. But Harley’s career is riding on this trip, and she doesn’t need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction tagging along. For T.J., Harley is the one woman he’s never been able to forget. But he’s a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise—just like he’s done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that’s been smoldering all these years. After waiting so long, it’s all about timing . . . “Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.” —Cherry Adair
Welcome to Wishful, California, where the air is mountain clean, the people are small-town friendly and the wide-open spaces are perfect for a woman wanting to reinvent herself. THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART There was a time when Dr. Emma Sinclair wanted to challenge herself, sharpen her medical skills by plunging into the relentless pace of a New York City ER. But she was younger then. Now she’s not that much older, but at least she’s wise enough to jump at the chance to run her father’s clinic for a summer in the Sierra Nevadas. Here she treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. She also contends with patients like Stone Wilder, laid-back and well-aware of his good looks—and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. And Emma loathes him. Partly because she can’t resist his smile and the gleam in his eyes . . . As co-owner of Wilder Adventures and Expeditions, Stone knows when he sees a fish out of water. He also knows how to put it back in the water. When he tries to help Emma loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. He never bargained for a much more intimate encounter. Still, Emma’s sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here—in this town, in his life. Convincing her is a challenge he was born to take . . . “Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.” —Cherry Adair
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis introduces the charming little town of Wishful, California, the perfect place to start for a woman wanting more from life . . . LET THE DREAMS BEGIN Numbers cruncher Katie Kramer has been the good girl all her life and yet she’s still a fish out of water, still a square peg trying to fit into that round hole. So the real question is, can good karma be wished for? Because she’s wishing, damn it. Wishing hard. At wits’ end and rock bottom, she stares up at the night sky (barely visible past all the L.A. city lights) and falls asleep dreaming about a huge, twinkling, falling star, and makes three wishes on that star. One, to experience a real-life adventure complete with amazingly athletic feats and danger. Two . . . good sex. And three, to belong. Really belong somewhere. Anywhere. The next day she reads an ad about a small, far-away mountain town named Wishful, and an expedition company that needs a bookkeeper. She thinks of her wishes. Maybe . . . maybe she had to dream it to live it. So she heads to the quirky little town of Wishful to find the Getaway Inn . . . and Cameron Wilder. Cam’s lived a thousand lifetimes in his thirty years, and there’s so much he wants to show Katie. Most of all that there’s no way to escape karma. . . . “Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.” —Cherry Adair
When Tracy Richards ran into a drop-dead-gorgeous stranger on the beach, just locking eyes with him had her relearning the subject of chemistry. Her friends insisted she track this guy down, and The Manhunters club was born!
Release on 2010-07-06 | by Andrew Benett,Ann O'Reilly
Author: Andrew Benett,Ann O'Reilly
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent shift in the way we shop. Even before the economic downturn, consumers' definitions of value had begun to change. People were becoming more mindful about their purchases and more attuned to the social and environmental implications of their choices. To better understand this important evolution and its ramifications for business, Andrew Benett and Anne O'Reilly launched a groundbreaking study on the New Consumer and the escalating dissatisfaction over hyperconsumerism. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth look at the new face of the global consumer, showing that: • A significant majority in the seven markets surveyed are deeply worried about the direction in which our consumption-obsessed society is moving. They believe people have become both physically and mentally lazy, and that, as a society, we have lost sight of what truly matters. • Two-thirds believe they would be better off if they lived more simply, and a quarter say they would be happier if they owned fewer things. • Half of Americans surveyed are deriving a sense of satisfaction from reducing their purchases during the downturn, and three-quarters are feeling good about cutting back on the amount of waste they create. • A majority of Americans have no intention of going back to their old shopping patterns, even when the economy rebounds. Now, as the consumer voice signals its changed priorities, forward-thinking companies are responding by rejecting excess and artificiality in favor of products and communications that offer authenticity, substance, and interconnectedness—all values today's more mindful consumer craves. In this book, the brand experts look at corporations as diverse as Glenmorangie and Wal-Mart to see what lessons they can offer to businesses attempting to grow in the postconsumerism era. They also spoke with corporate leaders in a variety of industries to learn how they are recasting their businesses and brands in order to prepare for the changes ahead. Through cutting-edge research and a sharp look at new industry models, Consumed provides real direction for marketers and managers.
Release on 2015-03-10 | by Sharon Ng,Angela Y. Lee
Author: Sharon Ng,Angela Y. Lee
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Research on the influence of culture on consumer decision-making and consumption behavior has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade. With increasing globalization, managers are becoming increasingly aware that operating in multiple markets is crucial for firms' survival and growth. As the world's growth engine shifts from Europe and North America to Asia and Latin America, it has become apparent that an inward-looking and domestic focus strategy will not be sustainable in the long run. And success in foreign markets requires marketers to understand not just what consumers in these markets need but also how they think, behave, consume, and purchase. Numerous studies have documented cultural differences in values and beliefs, motivational orientations, emotions, self-regulation, and information-processing styles, and the effects of these cultural variations on consumer behavior such as brand evaluation, materialism, and impulsive consumption. In this volume, experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives trace the historical development of culture research in consumer psychology and examine the theoretical underpinnings that account for these findings and the current state of the field. Collectively, the chapters provide a forum for researchers to engage in thoughtful debates and stimulating conversations and offer directions for future research.
Release on 2011-11-18 | by Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr.,Glm Omnimedia Group LLC
Author: Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr.,Glm Omnimedia Group LLC
Pubpsher: St. Paul Press
Many young women in our country today are growing up without a father or father-figure in their lives. Some women have had fathers around but their daddies never had heart-to-heart talks with them. Some women remember things their fathers shared with them, and would like to hear those things again. Whatever your age or situation as a woman, this book is for you! (It can also help fathers learn how to have those all-important conversations with their own daughters.) Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. has written this book from a father's heart. You will find him talking openly and honestly about handling your beliefs, your bodies, your brains, your business, and your blessings. You will find these pages filled with a variety of topics, such as: learning to appreciate the "you" God created, avoiding impulse shopping, knowing what to look for in a mate, thinking as God thinks, and many other things. Whatever you are going through, you will find a word here that speaks to you and your situation. This book is based on the Word of God and it is written by a pastor who cares about you and wants to see you live a full, rich, abundant life!
In this thoroughly entertaining story collection, the renowned Dr. Percy travels the world searching for unique animal specimens -- and keeps an eye on attractive examples of the fairer sex, as well. Will his dedication to these dual quests ever pay the dividends he's looking for? Equal parts romantic farce and fantastical science fiction, Police!!! is a rollicking read with something for everyone.
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